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Public lectures

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All public lectures are free unless otherwise stated.

Some of our previous public lectures are available as podcasts and videos.

Upcoming lectures

  • Brexit: Will divorce be damaging, and could it be amicable?

    The Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

    Time: 5.15pm-7.00pm
     
    Venue: East Building 1.1
     
    Speaker: Lord Kerr
     
    Now sold out
     
  • RGS – Dinosaurs in decline

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Professor Michael J Benton
     
  • Rise of the Phoenix: The Science of Exercise Rehabilitation

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Time: 6.15pm - 7.15pm
     
    Venue: CB 2.6
     
    Speaker: Professor James Bilzon, Dept for Health
       
  • Avoiding major climate change in a cleaner fossil fuels world: challenges and opportunities

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 4.30 - 5.45pm
     
    Venue: 8 West 3.22
     
    Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Maitland, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
     
     
  • Alan Turing’s last work on morphogenesis

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Professor Jonathan Dawes
       
  • The world in 2050 and beyond

    The Institute for Policy Research (IPR)

    Time: 5.15pm-6.30pm
     
    Venue: Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge
     
    Speaker: Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal at Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
       
  • Use of lethal force by the UN stabilization mission in Haiti

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Professor Siobhan Wills, professor of law at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
       
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Matthew Wills, Department of Biology & Biochemistry
     

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  • How Does It Look From Here? The University of Bath in 50 pictures

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Lizzie Richmond and Lara Stanley
       
  • Following the wires

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Maria Kastrinou, Lecturer in Anthropology at Brunel University London & Dr Daniele Rugo, Senior Lecturer in Film at Brunel University London

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  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Andrew Todd, Head of Energy and Resource Management, Verco Limited
     
     
  • Caravaggio - from sacred art to criminal on the run

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Gayna Pelham
       
  • Honorary graduation lecture

    50th anniversary lecture

    Time: 4pm
     
    Venue: The Edge
     
    Speaker: Professor Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     

    

  • All around is Fairy ground - Pleasure and the Regency Garden

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Professor Timothy Mowl
     
  • Sudden justice: America's secret drone wars

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Chris Woods, Investigative journalist & documentary film-maker

     
  • Raising silent voices: How cultural expression of conflict can inform analysis and intervention strategies in Myanmar

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order

    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr. Rachel Julian, Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies, Leeds Beckett University

     
  • From atoms to devices: Materials design for new energy technologies

    I-SEE seminar

    Time: 4.30pm - 5.45pm
     
    Venue: 8W 3.22
     
    Speaker: Professor Aron Walsh, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
       
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Aron Walsh, Chair of Materials Design, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
     
     
  • The Holy Grail

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Professor Ronald Hutton
     
  • The Quantum Age: how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives

    Minerva series lecture
     
    Time: 5.15pm 

    Venue: 8W1.1
     
    Speaker: Brian Clegg
       
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment seminar

    I-SEE seminar
     
    Time: 5:00pm
     
    Venue: Chancellors' Building 2.6 
     
    Speaker: Professor Peter Wilson, Electronic and Systems Engineering, University of Bath
     
     
  • Big impacts in Rugby Union: tackling safety with science

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Time: 6.15pm - 7.15pm
     
    Venue: CB 2.6
     
    Speaker: Professor Keith Stokes, Dept for Health
       
  • Witchcraft and conflict: Exploring alternative discourses of insecurity

    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies: Conflict, Security & International Order
     
    Time: 1.15-2.05pm

    Venue: 1 West North, Room 2.4

    Speaker: Dr Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham
       
  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Karen Edler, Department of Chemistry
     

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  • Faculty of Science inaugural lecture

    Faculty of Science inaugural lecture series
     
    Time: 4.30-5.30pm

    Venue: 3WN 2.1

    Speaker: Professor Neil McHugh, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
     

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  • China and the rise of the East: the role of globalised higher education

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Time: 6.45pm - 7.45pm
     
    Venue: CB 2.6
     
    Speaker: Professor Catherine Montgomery , Dept for Education
       
  • Sulis Minerva Day

    50th anniversary lectures

    Time: 4pm

    Venue: The Edge

    Speaker: Various women in science, engineering, technology and maths

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